volume 99, issue 6, P830-837 1997
DOI: 10.1542/peds.99.6.830
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F. P. Glascoe, E. M. Foster, M. L. Wolraich

Abstract: Physicians can incur tremendous expenses when attempting to detect children with developmental problems. Although the benefits of early detection and intervention are substantial, physicians are not well-compensated for providing a critical service to society. Health policymakers and third-party payers must reconsider their minimal investment in early detection by health care providers. Nevertheless, our findings have encouraging implications for practice, because the use of parents' concerns as a screening te…

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